Tangible Spatial Narratives

Through human actions, conversations, and the creation of memories, physical spaces are transformed into social constructs and can become the arena for story construction and narrative development. This project explores how such narrative spaces can be created in a tangible form, allowing audiences to collectively reflect upon and navigate through complex, spatially structured, and multi-viewpoint stories. In Tangible Spatial Narratives, visual landscapes are projected onto the TViews interaction surface, providing a spatial framework for the overall story and the many perspectives and narrative threads that emerge as it unfolds. Users interact with the system by moving graspable pawns and other tangible objects around on the interaction surface. The interaction can often be a collaborative activity, in which several users work together to navigate through the story.